Toshiba's 2GB miniSD Memory Card to Launch in Global Market

24 May, 2006

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation today announced an expanded line-up of large capacity miniSD memory cards with the introduction of a 2GB capacity card. The new Toshiba-branded miniSD will be launched in the world market in mid June 2006.

The miniSD card is much smaller than a standard SD memory card but delivers increasingly large capacity. Its primary application is in mobile devices with miniSD slots, but it can also be used in standard SD slots with an adapter.

As mobile phones increasingly offer high-resolution cameras and support for digital music, demand is growing for a small, versatile, high capacity storage device that can handle images and music. Toshiba's 2GB miniSD meets these requirements.

With the addition of the new 2GB miniSD card, Toshiba will reinforce a product line-up that already extends up to 1GB.

Product Outline
Part No.: MSD-N002GT (for the Japanese market)
Capacity: 2GB
Price (including tax): Open
Production Scale: 15,000 units a month

Key Features
1. The large storage capacity available for mobile phones with megapixel cameras and music player functions*1; able to store up to 35 hours of music*2.
2. Maximum writing speed of approx. 5MB/S*3
3. Adopts CPRM*4 advanced copyright protection function
*1: For 2GB miniSD compatible mobile phones
*2: At 128kbps bit rate
*3: Read and write speeds may vary depending on the read and write conditions, such as devices and file sizes
*4: The copyright protection technology developed by 4C Entity, LLC (Toshiba, Matsushita, Intel and IBM), which is also used on DVD


Name of Product:   2GB miniSD memory card
Maximum Write Speed:   5MB / Second
Compatible Interface:   SD Memory Card standard compatible
Power Supply Voltage:   2.7 - 3.6V
Compatible Standard:   SD Memory Card standard compatible
Exterior Dimensions:   20.0mm(W)×21.5mm(L)×1.4mm(T)
Weight Approx.:   1g

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